The Exhibit

Surf Lessons for All

Towards the American Century:
Austrians in the United States

This exhibits examines Austrian immigration to the United States against the backdrop of historical milestones and bilateral diplomatic relations. Individual portraits are highlighted as examples. It begins with the first documented Austrians in the United States, the Salzburgers in Ebenezer, Georgia, 1734, and spans the centuries until today.

Immigrants at Ellis Island

Ellis Island, ca. 1900. The U.S. government barred immigrants who were sick, suspicious, had criminal records, or were likely to become “public charges.”

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Staff of the Embassy of Austria-Hungary to the United States in front of the chancery in 1914.

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Beyond the American Century